Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Embellished with butterflies

Colour challenges are hard! They're especially hard when you have to incorporate a shape. This is Embellish Magazine's colour challenge, with butterflies:

And here's what I made:

Embellished with butterflies
(click on the image to see it closer up

The butterfly is from Fred She Said (download here). I printed it three times, twice on recycled (kraft) paper, then a slightly bigger version on lime green paper. I cut up the middle section of the second kraft butterfly to adhere to the back, peeking out slightly so that its antennae and the bottom part of his body didn't disappear into the background.

And it almost killed me, but I didn't add a sentiment to this card. Mainly because I don't have any ink on hand that would match the colour combination, much less something that stamps well on dark cardstock. So sentiment-less it is!

Size of card: 4.5" square

Card/paper - Black cardstock, Cre8tive textured black paper, Grant Archival lime green paper, Kraft paper
Stamps - Monarch Butterfly by Fred She Said
Ink - Printer
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, Cre8tive spring scissors, Renoir tape runner,

Challenge: Embellish Magazine's Colour Challenge with Butterflies

Thanks for looking!


  1. Stunning! Simply gorgeous. Love the layered butterfly. Awesome card!

  2. What a fab card! I love how you've left it without a sentiment, it will work for lots of occasions then too! I really like how you've done the green butterfly bigger, lovely!

  3. Hi Jess! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your card is pretty! Love your CAS style!

  4. Very nice layout! Thanks for joining the Embellish Butterflies Color Challenge!


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